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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat
No Brent, you don't. To wit...look at your designs for the roller furling, the windlass, the blocks, the companionway hatch.
If you think these are aesthetically high value...you're seriously doing it all wrong.
You place the highest value on pure function. Form is not even on your radar.
Now, this is perfectly fine. It's your thing. But, please, for the love of monkeys, stick with the facts. You only make yourself look very silly when you try to be all things.
Brent, the point is, why were your clients experiencing such bad weather helm in the first place? Have you designed a very heavy boat that can only handle a very inefficient sail? Is that good sailboat design?
It blows my mind that you have the arrogance to criticize another designer's boats on aesthetic grounds and "use of yachty" stuff. Have you ever considered that the "workboat priority" steeler arriving in NZ looks just as did when it left port because, maybe, it looked pretty damn skanky when it left port in the first place?
Your grip on reality is tenuous at best.
This is the problem with this thread. "Less efficient" is "good enough". That's not a "dream" - that's a fear of going to sleep. There's no way to advance design or technology when this mindset is the detente.
I also said after saying that a less efficient main reduced weather helm.....that there are better ways to balance a rig.